Sicily Signature

7 days from $3,738 per person*
  • Private guided tour to the ruins in Segesta and Trapani's salt pans.
  • Explore Mount Etna with private guide, and delight in a Sicilian winery tour.
  • Discover Taormina, famous for its Greek-Roman amphitheater.
  • Tour the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Discover the real Sicily through its glorious architecture, fairly-tale villages and sumptuous authentic cuisine. The island’s most memorable sights come to life on this enchanting journey through Italian paradise.

From the lava-filled volcano of Mount Etna to the charismatic street markets of Palermo, Sicily often feels a world away from the rest of Europe. Only here can you commune with the culture of Hellenic antiquity, behold the grandeur of the Middle Ages and marvel at the wonders of the Renaissance, all forged by a dozen civilizations. Sicily has more impressive monuments than most countries have, and visiting this storied island is like visiting over a dozen nations in one.

Stroll endless stretches of beautiful beaches and journey through the past as you explore wondrous Greek ruins. Watch the Trapani salt pans change color as the sun sinks below the horizon, and visit chic resort towns spectacularly perched on the mountainside. Life is good in Sicily – come see it for yourself.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Palermo
    Palermo
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Assistant
    • Italy - Welcome Package
    • Self-Guided - Historic Palermo
  • Day 2 Palermo to Agrigento
    Palermo to Agrigento
    • Private Transfer - Palermo - Agrigento [via Segesta, Erice & Salt Pans (with Wine & Sweets Tastings)] - Vehicle/Driver/Local Guide
  • Day 3 Agrigento
    Agrigento
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Visit of the Valley of the Temples & Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Agrigento to Taormina
    Agrigento to Taormina
    • Private Transfer - Agrigento - Taormina [with Piazza Armerina and Enna] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Taormina
    Taormina
    • Self-Guided - Exploring Taormina
  • Day 6 Taormina
    Taormina
    • Private Tour - Etna Volcano & Sicilian Winery Tour (with Lunch) (7-8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 7 Taormina
    Taormina
    • Private Transfer - Taormina - Catania [Airport, 45 mins] - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Palermo

Your English speaking driver-assistant will be waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. He will accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Explore Palermo at your leisure. Palermo is full of worthy destinations, and in the historic district in can seem as though they are all competing for your attention. Of all the things to see in Palermo, few showcase as completely the differing influences that have swept through the city as the city's cathedral. Refurbished and shining, the Teatro Massimo is one of the premier Palermo sights. It is the largest theatre in Italy and presents a full slate of performances each year. Blending flea market, kasbah, souk, and haggler’s heaven, the markets in Palermo vibrate with energy. The street foods are one attraction, and the goods quite another. See them at the Vucciria, Borgo Vecchio, Capo, Ballaro, or Piazza Perani. The museum and gallery of Islamic art, Zisa, was built in the 12th century, and was the hunting lodge of the Norman Kings. The interior highlights the architectural influences of the Moorish tribes who had only recently been conquered. One of the most memorable Palermo sights is underground. More than 8,000 corpses have been mummified and put on display in the Catacombs of the Capuchins, a monastic order whose ossuary is under the Santa Maria della Concezione.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*)

Once a convent and church, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is located in the heart of Palermo, Sicily. The middle of the hotel features the Old Cloister, a sitting area with a fountain as its focus, where guests can enjoy the lovely atmosphere. Each guest room has its own separate design and personality, but all aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. Two bars and a restaurant provide guests with delicious food and drinks and the wellness & fitness center keeps guests moving, while relaxed in the at relaxed at the same time.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Palermo
Palermo
Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Day 2: Palermo - Agrigento

Today you will leave Palermo for Agrigento. Your first stop along the way will be Segesta, where you will meet a local guide for a private guided visit of the Greek Theatre and the Temple. Continuing on with your private driver, you'll drive to Erice, a wonderful and mysterious medieval town made famous in ancient times as the birthplace of Venus. Walk through the cobblestoned streets of the town, smelling a variety of aromas emanating from the numerous pastry shops for which Erice is famous. You will visit the Norman Castle and the Duomo and stop at the world famous Pastry shop by Maria Grammatico to taste almond sweets, genovesi and nougat matched with Marsala wine. From here, you will be driven along the Salt Road looking at the Salt Pans en-route to Agrigento. Take in the views of the Salt Pans on the coastline between the cities of Trapani and Marsala before arriving to Agrigento.

Accommodation: Baglio della Luna (4*)

Baglio della Luna is a small charming hotel located just a few kilometers from the center of Agrigento. It is a magnificent slice of heaven with courtyards, curtain walls and watchtowers, overlooking an enchanting veranda with a view of the Valley of Temples. The hotel's guestrooms are all elegantly furnished in classic style to create a home away from home. A refined and elegant venue: it's "Il Dehors", the Baglio della Luna's restaurant located on a magnificent veranda overlooking the Valley of Temples where you can indulge in delicious Sicilian cuisine. The hotel features a solarium with Jacuzzi, where you can relax and rejuvenate after a long day of sightseeing, as well as a reading room and bar.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Agrigento
Agrigento
Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Baglio della Luna
Baglio della Luna

Day 3: Agrigento

Meet up with your guide in Agrigento for a three hour guided tour visiting the magnificent Valley of the Temples, scenery of extraordinary beauty, amongst the imposing Greek ruins, the Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis. Includes transportation and entrance for Valley of Temples.

Accommodation: Baglio della Luna (4*)
Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Temples and Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis
Temples and Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis

Day 4: Agrigento - Taormina

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Agrigento and continue to Piazza Armerina to view the extraordinary floor mosaics in the Roman Villa del Casale with your local guide. The famed Roman mosaics housed in this third-century villa are among the best preserved in the world, depicting scenes from everyday life. Scenes include children at play and big game hunts showing some of the exotic African animals brought to Rome for gladiator games. Then arrive in Enna to visit accompanied by your local guide. This town offers plenty of ancient Greek and cultural attractions. Among the most dominant structures in Enna, the Cathedral takes a central position as in the rest of the Sicily - a work of the Baroque Architecture, the Cathedral was built in the 14th century and features elaborate architectural and artistic adornments which were carried out at different times over the centuries. Drop off at your hotel in Taormina. Entrance fee included.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Miramare (4*)

Grand Hotel Miramare Taormina is located only 400 meters from the town center and just a short walk away from the funicular and the Greek theatre. The hotel is set within an exclusive park and offers a breathtaking view of the Messina Straight and Calabria. The antique charm of a residence out of another era has been maintained both within the style of the villa and the furnishing of the rooms, while at the same time adding all the comforts required for an elegant and relaxing vacation. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, whose dining room offers panoramic views over the Messina strait, making it the ideal place to enjoy delicious Sicilian cuisine. Guests can relax in the hotels outdoor pool and lounge area.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Taormina
Taormina
Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grand Hotel Miramare
Grand Hotel Miramare

Day 5: Taormina

Today you will be free to explore Taormina, particularly the Greek–Roman Theatre and the Corso Umberto I with its luxury shops. Please let your Sales Advisor know if you would like to have the services of a local guide today.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Miramare (4*)

Day 6: Taormina

Meet your naturalistic driver-guide this morning to explore Etna volcano, the largest active volcano in Europe, and admire a unique combination of nature and the uncontrollable essence of fire. The guided walk options are weather dependent and may include an exploration to the Silvestri craters at Sapienza refuge as well as some nice towns on the Volcano.  You can also view the crater of 2001-2002 by cable-car (not included and weather dependent). Before lunch you'll visit the Barone di Villagrande, a small and elegant Wine Resort nestled among forests and historic vineyards, home to international wine tourists to discover the proverbial hospitality and cuisine of Sicily. Enjoy lunch in the winery before returning to Taormina this afternoon.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Miramare (4*)

Day 7: Taormina

Relax on your private transfer to Catania (airport) from your Taormina hotel.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Taormina Bay
Taormina Bay
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*): Palermo

Once a convent and church, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is located in the heart of Palermo, Sicily. The middle of the hotel features the Old Cloister, a sitting area with a fountain as its focus, where guests can enjoy the lovely atmosphere. Each guest room has its own separate design and personality, but all aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. Two bars and a restaurant provide guests with delicious food and drinks and the wellness & fitness center keeps guests moving, while relaxed in the at relaxed at the same time.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Baglio della Luna (4*): Agrigento

Baglio della Luna is a small charming hotel located just a few kilometers from the center of Agrigento. It is a magnificent slice of heaven with courtyards, curtain walls and watchtowers, overlooking an enchanting veranda with a view of the Valley of Temples. The hotel's guestrooms are all elegantly furnished in classic style to create a home away from home. A refined and elegant venue: it's "Il Dehors", the Baglio della Luna's restaurant located on a magnificent veranda overlooking the Valley of Temples where you can indulge in delicious Sicilian cuisine. The hotel features a solarium with Jacuzzi, where you can relax and rejuvenate after a long day of sightseeing, as well as a reading room and bar.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Baglio della Luna
Baglio della Luna

Grand Hotel Miramare (4*): Taormina

Grand Hotel Miramare Taormina is located only 400 meters from the town center and just a short walk away from the funicular and the Greek theatre. The hotel is set within an exclusive park and offers a breathtaking view of the Messina Straight and Calabria. The antique charm of a residence out of another era has been maintained both within the style of the villa and the furnishing of the rooms, while at the same time adding all the comforts required for an elegant and relaxing vacation. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, whose dining room offers panoramic views over the Messina strait, making it the ideal place to enjoy delicious Sicilian cuisine. Guests can relax in the hotels outdoor pool and lounge area.

Sicily Signature  Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Grand Hotel Miramare
Grand Hotel Miramare

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Rochelle Yedlin — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    We greatly enjoyed dealing with Kensington, from pre-trip planning, through the experience itself. Our advisor, Julienne Bourgeois was very helpful and responsive. All the arrangements went off without a hitch. We like all our drivers and guides and the trip was well balanced, exciting, easy and fun. All the accommodations were wonderful. It was a memorable trip!

  • Pamela L — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    This was the most incredible trip! Monica planned a perfect itinerary on short notice. Our tour guides and drivers were amazing, especially Andrea. We really enjoyed the food and wine tour and our accommodations were wonderful. We could not have asked for a better trip! Definitely recommend Kensington Tours to all.

  • Suzanne D — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    We had a wonderful experience. The itinerary and accommodations were first rate, the guides very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The mix of city (Rome, Florence, Venice) and country (Tuscany) was a perfect balance. Without having to worry about any logistics, we made the most of the opportunity to have fun!

  • Karen B — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    The guides and drivers were wonderful!!! They were patient with the many questions we had. They had a wealth of information to share. Andrea adapted easily to our request for a major change for our last day in Prague. Her suggestions for that day were absolutely amazing!!! She was wonderful.

  • Edward A — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Guides are more than a 10. Ned in Rome and Silvana were over the top outstanding. Hotels were excellent. The meet and greet advisors were very good and a great help

  • George K — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Well organized... I thought everyone did a terrific job.

  • Margaret B — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    Everything went very smoothly and the trip was very organized. The drivers were all punctual and professional. We loved the itinerary that Eva helped to create, and the hotels she chose were perfect. We will definitely recommend Kensington to our friends!

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    Rebecca was very responsive and helpful.

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    We have used Kensington twice now and would use them again. You are very good.

  • James I — October 06, 2017 — Europe

    We had a wonderful time in Spain. Our tours were terrific and I would definitely recommend the private tours we had. I look forward to travelling with Kensington again soon.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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